North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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58 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 23.6 23.6 Employment (000s) 9.7 9.7 Unemployment rate 8.1% 6.7% Per capita income (000s) $24.1 $34.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 16.9% Healthcare: 11.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER WS Construction LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yanceyville: population 2,011 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Caswell County Economic Development 336-694-4193, ext. 105 www.caswellcountync.gov 2004 2014* Population (000s) 146.0 191.0 Employment (000s) 72.7 87.0 Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.7% Per capita income (000s) $31.4 $39.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.9% Health care: 14.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Concord: population 85,426 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Barber-Scotia College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences FOR MORE INFORMATION Cabarrus Economic Development 704-782-4000 www.cabarrusedc.com Cabarrus 2004 2014* Population (000s) 79.1 82.4 Employment (000s) 37.5 34.1 Unemployment rate 7.4% 7.0% Per capita income (000s) $26.2 $29.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 24.5% Health care: 14.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Merchants Distributors LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lenoir: population 17,842 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Commission of Caldwell County, 828-728-0768 www.caldwelledc.org Caldwell 2004 2014* Population (000s) 8.5 10.2 Employment (000s) 3.7 4.0 Unemployment rate 3.7% 6.5% Per capita income (000s) $28.3 $41.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 21.2% Administrative: 11.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Caci Technology LARGEST CITY/TOWN South Mills, unincorporated COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Camden County Economic Development Commission 252-338-6363, ext. 103 www.camdencountync.gov/departments/ economic-development Camden 2004 2014* Population (000s) 61.9 69.3 Employment (000s) 29.7 30.1 Unemployment rate 4.7% 5.9% Per capita income (000s) $31.6 $42.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 19.4% Accommodations: 16.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carteret General Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morehead City: population 9,313 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 30.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Carteret Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carteret County Economic Development Council Inc. 252-222-6121 www.carteretedc.com Carteret Caswell 2004 2014* Population (000s) 145.7 155.8 Employment (000s) 72.3 66.4 Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.7% Per capita income (000s) $28.8 $35.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 26.4% Retail: 11.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Catawba Valley Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hickory (part): population 40,243 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir-Rhyne University Catawba Valley Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Catawba County Economic Development Corp. 828-267-1564 www.catawbaedc.org Catawba Around the state

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